Tuesday, May 3, 2011
band of bandits
seems they've gone to making headlines like:
Ransacking Raccoons Hit Chicago Lakefront
almost sounds like Al Capone days to hear it put that way. "Al Capone ransacks Big Eddy's Bar"
of course the human reaction is a bit more heavy handed. the Parks spokeslady has said that Chicago can't have this band of marauding wild raccoons scaring off the birds, squirrels, and other "wildlife" like foxes and coyotes; which up till now have apparantly lived for thousands of years in quiet harmony with the raccoons.
raccoons carry roundworm, which humans don't want to catch, although not one reported case of roundworm has been discovered from this raccoon invasion! and they are apparently getting into some boats when nobody is around. yep, God forbid they get into a rich person's boat. gas being so high, of course there are lots of boats tied up at docks right now, and we can't have raccoons in the boats now can we?
the raccoons aren't exactly roaming the streets of downtown Chicago either, they are "Ransacking" the Park, the Waterfront, where the birds and squirrels have all been scared off, supposedly.
the troglodyte reaction by the Parks Department sadly plays out like like Al Capone himself would have handled it. the pesky raccoons have all been rounded up and euthanized, instead of being released into the wild.
now, i am sure i'll hear the stories about the time the raccoon got in the attic, and had babies, and the time the raccoon got into the barn and tore up the garbage... but humans out there, remember, they were here first.
and Chicago? shame on you, and shame on you Parks Department. band of marauding ransacking raccoons indeed.
Orig Story By Chicago Sun-Times posted on MSN 1 Hour Ago: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42874378/ns/us_news-life
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Posted by Samuel_Clemons at 5:41 AM